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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He spent also five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

Brian Dranzik on Mitchell Airport’s international travel future and new carriers,...

  Milwaukee Mitchell Airport director Brian Dranzik joins BizTimes editor Andrew Weiland to discuss the airport's rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, the addition of...

Wisconsin lost 8,200 private sector jobs in August, unemployment rate unchanged

Wisconsin lost 8,200 private sector jobs in August, even as the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.9%, according to the latest monthly jobs data released Thursday by the Department of Workforce Development.

🔒 Has booming I-94 North-South corridor translated to population growth in...

Throughout the past decade, the I-94 corridor has been home to major industrial real estate developments, but that job growth has yet to translate into robust population growth in Racine and Kenosha counties.

🔒 Where did the WOW counties see their strongest population growth?

The population of the three suburban counties in metro Milwaukee grew faster than the state of Wisconsin in the past decade, but it still lagged the population growth of the U.S.

Rexnord, Regal Beloit announce expected closing date for $3.7 billion merger

Rexnord Corp. and Beloit-based Regal Beloit Corp. plan to complete the $3.7 billion merger of Rexnord’s process and motion control business into Regal Beloit on Oct. 4.

🔒 Low rates and debt, competition require focus from Wisconsin’s banks

Dick Hensley cannot recall a time in his career when the banking and financial services sector was quite so competitive. Part of the challenge is...

Weekly Debrief: Vaccine mandates and digging deep on Milwaukee’s population changes

  Lauren Anderson, Andrew Weiland and Arthur Thomas of BizTimes Media get together to discuss the news of the week. After highlighting some of...

🔒 Wisconsin Imaging Solutions acquired by Minnesota-based firm

New Berlin-based copier and printer company Wisconsin Imaging Solutions has been acquired by St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Marco Technologies.

🔒 Which banks gained market share as Wisconsin deposits climbed $21.5...

The bank with the most deposits across all of Wisconsin only increased its lead as total deposits in the state crossed $200 billion for the first time, according to the latest FDIC Summary of Deposits for 2021.

🔒 Census data shows split between growing downtown area and declining...

Downtown Milwaukee and some of its surrounding neighborhoods are among the fastest growing places in the state while Milwaukee’s lower-income neighborhoods, particularly on the north and northwest sides, were among the hardest hit by population loss.

Weekly Debrief: The best thing about Summerfest this year is that...

  Lauren Anderson and Andrew Weiland join Arthur Thomas on the BizTimes MKE Podcast Weekly Debrief. After highlighting some of the top Insider Only...

🔒 Dutch company acquiring First Choice Ingredients in $453 million deal

Germantown-based First Choice Ingredients will be acquired by Royal DSM in a deal with an enterprise value of $453 million, DSM announced Friday.

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